Real Madrid In March, injured, they could not have played the return
Zinedine Zidane cannot count on Manchester with its most important pillar in defense and the second most powerful when Madrid speaks in the rival area. Sergio Ramos he was sent off in the first leg for preventing Gabriel Jesus He will face Courtois alone to do the 1-3. The club’s attempt for its captain to be in Etihad was useless.
It is a very important loss that Militao will try to minimize. But on the other side of the scale, Zidane has the recovery of three players who had disputed the return on the scheduled date, March 7: Asensio, Hazard and Courtois.
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The first two have been the long-term injuries that Madrid has had. The plan in March was that they could enter the final stretch of the season. Almost more symbolically than anything else and with the hope, especially on the Belgian stage, of reaching a good point during the Euro that should have started on June 12 in Rome.
In the case of Courtois, a muscle injury in the left long adductor on March 8 in the field visit of the Betis left him with no options.
Injured in the final stretch of LaLiga, Marcelo was also released in March due to a muscle problem. Now he can play, but that seems like a position, the one on the left, in which Zidane will give the starting gallons to Ferland Mendy.
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If Madrid is suspended by Sergio Ramos, the Manchester City has the Benjamin Mendy, also sanctioned. But the great absence of Guardiola’s team is that of Kun Agüero. The Argentine scorer -23 goals this season- was injured in the left knee before the Burnley in the second match after finishing the confinement. The deadlines do not give so that the Argentine arrives on time for the return match against Madrid in Etihad.